Powerful Learning

Senior School

Our Senior School is a highly connected, vibrant and empowered learning community, a place where girls are challenged to achieve their personal best.

Our girls engage in future focused curriculum and diverse co-curricular opportunities that nurture independent learning, student voice and leadership. Ruyton girls develop as global citizens who make their mark on the world.

Learning that is rich in experiences provokes critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills, enabling our girls to respond to challenges with grit and perseverance. Our girls engage and connect with local, national and global issues with impact and purpose. 

Our size means that every student has the opportunity to explore their passions, to lead and contribute as a team. We know each girl as a learner and identify and build on their personal strengths. 

At Ruyton we bring out the best in every girl, this is how we define success.

We invite you to visit us, to experience first hand what makes Ruyton a leading school for girls. 


Powerful Learning




Year 7 and 8

The Year 7 and 8 programs at Ruyton guide the transition from Junior to Senior School, catering for the changing emotional, social, physical and academic needs of girls, while preparing them for the challenges of lifelong learning. Students undertake core studies in:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities, Innovate-ED
  • Languages other than English (Chinese or French) are studied until Year 10 
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science

The Innovate-ED program provides our students additional opportunities to develop a range of trans disciplinary skills through four guiding concepts of diversity, equality, sustainability and active citizenship.

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Years 9 and 10

In Years 9 and 10, core subjects are English, Health and Physical Education, History, Languages (Chinese, French and Spanish in Year 10) Mathematics and Science. Girls take part in an extensive elective program that develop skills in the areas of Creativity, Discovery, Enterprise and Global Citizenship.

Year 9 and 10 Electives

Ruyton's middle years elective program provides our girls with unique learning experience of challenge, choice, diversity and balance. Two electives per semester will be chosen across Years 9 and 10. VCE electives are only available to Year 10 students.  

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Years 11 and 12

Ruyton offers a comprehensive choice of subjects for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education Training (VET) and university extension options. Classes are held onsite at Ruyton, or at Trinity Grammar School, Kew through the Coordinate Program.

For a complete list of current VCE subjects on offer, or to enquire about a specific subject, please contact us.

Coordinate Program with Trinity Grammar School, Kew

Run successfully for 30 years, our unique Coordinate Program with Trinity Grammar School provides co- educational learning opportunities for Years 11 and 12. Co-educational classes are held at both Ruyton and Trinity campuses in all learning areas. The Coordinate Program expands the learning experience for our girls at a time when they are emotionally, physically and socially mature; sharing the expertise of teaching staff and excellent facilities across two schools.

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Leadership Programs

Our school-wide leadership learning program is designed specifically for girls and provides opportunities to have voice, take action, and make a difference. This includes leadership camps, cross age buddy and tutor programs, attendance at local and national conferences, student run forums, community service commitments, and student- initiated leadership such as:

  • Culture and Diversity Committee
  • Community Service
  • Ruyton Student Council
  • Sustainability

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Co-curricular Opportunities

Ruyton girls enjoy high participation and success in a broad range of co-curricular activities including:

  • Debating and Forums
  • House activities
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Visual Arts
Outdoor Education Program

From Year 3 to 12 all girls take part in New Horizons, our Outdoor Education program. The range of immersive experiences aims to foster and encourage personal growth, with opportunities to learn new skills, experience challenge, value teamwork and enjoy many different facets of our environment.

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